Living with a 981/982 Spyder through winter - and no garage

Living with a 981/982 Spyder through winter - and no garage

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Tony B2

Original Poster:

387 posts

157 months

Friday 23rd September
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Is anyone doing this?

Is the hood sufficiently weather tight to
(a) be usable in the worst of our winters, and
(b) able to survive being left unsheltered when not in use?

I am keen to hear your experiences if you have done this over the last few years, before I commit further on this ever more enticing path.

My current circumstances do not allow me to garage any of my cars....:-(

Billy_Whizzzz

1,715 posts

125 months

Friday 23rd September
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Not doing it because of salt and road grime so it is garaged but the hood will cope just fine.

theDOCTOR

107 posts

237 months

Friday 23rd September
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Tony B2 said:
Is anyone doing this?

Is the hood sufficiently weather tight to
(a) be usable in the worst of our winters, and
(b) able to survive being left unsheltered when not in use?

I am keen to hear your experiences if you have done this over the last few years, before I commit further on this ever more enticing path.

My current circumstances do not allow me to garage any of my cars....:-(
Hi,

The two 981 Spyders I had never saw a garage really and experienced every type of weather Scotland could muster. The hood never leaked at all and when not in use it was just parked in the garden, did it no harm at al, although i did have it on trickle charge.

Cheers
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Tony B2

Original Poster:

387 posts

157 months

Sunday 25th September
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theDOCTOR said:
Tony B2 said:
Is anyone doing this?

Is the hood sufficiently weather tight to
(a) be usable in the worst of our winters, and
(b) able to survive being left unsheltered when not in use?

I am keen to hear your experiences if you have done this over the last few years, before I commit further on this ever more enticing path.

My current circumstances do not allow me to garage any of my cars....:-(
Hi,

The two 981 Spyders I had never saw a garage really and experienced every type of weather Scotland could muster. The hood never leaked at all and when not in use it was just parked in the garden, did it no harm at al, although i did have it on trickle charge.

Cheers
.
Thank you for confirming - if it can cope with a Scottish winter it should be fine where I am!

I would not generally use the car on salty roads, as I have perfectly good alternatives for those conditions.

In winter, my M3 might not get used for 2 or 3 weeks at a time, and so I tend to have that on trickle charge anyway, so no change there.

I need to find the right car now - PAUC was showing only 14 cars earlier this week, whereas it had 18 a couple of weeks ago.




Geoff39GL

497 posts

118 months

Sunday 25th September
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I love my Spyder, but used a GR Yaris last winter ideal car for our winter weather.

PGNSagaris

2,717 posts

148 months

Sunday 25th September
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Tony B2 said:
Is anyone doing this?

Is the hood sufficiently weather tight to
(a) be usable in the worst of our winters, and
(b) able to survive being left unsheltered when not in use?

I am keen to hear your experiences if you have done this over the last few years, before I commit further on this ever more enticing path.

My current circumstances do not allow me to garage any of my cars....:-(
One year and 13000 miles later, I have had zero issues. Car lives outside on a London street.

Hood simply does not leak. Ever.

Enjoy the hunt for your new car

squirdan

1,025 posts

129 months

Monday 26th September
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Good feedback - thanks. Picking my 981 spyder up today

AAAndy

684 posts

234 months

Monday 26th September
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squirdan said:
Good feedback - thanks. Picking my 981 spyder up today
A new car day, is always a great day. Enjoy!

Looking forward to hear your first impressions compared to the BGTS you've just moved out of.